Give, Give, Give


I think we all know that it isn’t just about us. We don’t go through this life completely alone. In fact, we would lose all of the joy in life of spending time with other people if we did. I truly believe that our happiness comes from filling the buckets of others and in turn having those around us fill us up as well. In my book, I wrote about one of the hardest things for me to overcome: losing loved ones. I think that this is one of the biggest challenges humanity faces. In a world where things come and go, it can be often vicious in what it takes from us before we even thought it would. But as time went on, I came to learn to accept that this was all part of a balanced cycle. The cycle of life. Give and take.

As I look at the quote above, I feel some closure to a concept that I have been thinking about for a while. There is something inside of me that loves to give unconditional love to people. To keep trying and keep showing them that I care no matter what. Which I truly do. I can’t tell you how many times that love though on the surface seems to be ignored or it is left unanswered. It stings a little bit…but I always try to remember that it is not personal. I have some people around me that take great care of me and consistently motivate me to become something better. They elevate me and it means the world to me. And as I look into my life and see those times where I have been left unanswered, I no longer meet it with hostility, but with that same unconditional love I was talking about – because most of the time, those are the ones that need it the most.

– Evan Sanders


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  • Patinspire
    March 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Love your post. I agree. We get lost in other people’s stories when we allow others to influence what we give and share. Giving the best of you has everything to do with you being true to yourself and your character. I love how you think. Set the standard 🙂 Give unconditionally, your love and your heart and maybe one day some may catch up to you. Maybe your positive attitude might become viral:)

  • wherethedaytakesme
    March 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

    The above statement is very true, I love giving, I feel as it is as normal as the breath I take. It gives me joy. Love the post. Keep on keeping on Evan.

  • Joy
    March 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    So true Evan, thanks for sharing.

  • bgrunning
    March 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Reblogged this on runningabiglife.

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  • Beth
    March 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Found you through runningabiglife,com I agree. Wow, thank you.

  • jenlefeverwood
    March 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    All things happen for a reason. Right? That is common wisdom. For some reason, I got onto my reader, WP, today, and I found this pieve by you. I needed these words today. You are right. I am not alone in my thinking. This world, this life, recently took my brother from me. I am not the same. I never will be. The love my brother and I had as siblings, was, one of the best things in my life. Now it is gone. It is a different kind of ‘love lost’ , not really lost love, but missing, yearning, aching… where is he? Can he hear me? Can he see me? … I connect the dots of my life, all leading me here.. reasons I know, some I don’t.

    I love what you said here. Love it. I need to read more of you…
    Thank you. ~ Jen

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  • sakuraandme
    March 25, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Wow! This one brought tears to my eyes. My personal life is a shambles right now and this for some strange reason gives me hope, for a new life. hugs Paula xxx

  • reikipixie
    March 25, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Reblogged this on 2souls1unicycle and commented:
    had to reblog this as it really touches me, having gone through a lot of loss the last couple of yrs – not through death, but by other peoples actions. it’s painful to deal with, but this really sums it up for those times you worry that it’s you!

  • Joyous Darling
    March 25, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Reblogged this on A Little Bit Of Happiness and commented:
    Today is my Day 1 of the Bette Man Project.

  • theamberlight
    March 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

    It Is So Interesting That The Universe is Sending The Same Message To So Many People Now. Love It!

  • theamberlight
    March 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Reblogged this on The Amber Light's Blog and commented:
    As If I Wrote It Myself! Thanks Evan!

  • hansa george
    March 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Evan, your post today reminds me of “The Giving Tree” book. Keep giving with unconditional love, that says a lot about you!

  • whyandwhyagain
    March 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    It’s surprising how much strength can be taken from an anonymously shared experience. We’ll never know each other, but we’ve spent some of the same days fighting the same battles under the same sun. Sometimes that can be comfort enough.

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    April 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Reblogged this on Yaveyca Valon Maddox.

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    April 10, 2013 at 11:01 pm

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    April 13, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Reblogged this on Jonipeggybcl and commented:
    give! give! give!